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Christmas at Stump Cross Caverns

Stump Cross Caverns is a natural cave system, formed millions of years ago. Discovered by lead miners in the 1800s, remains of Wolverines, a giant member of the weasel family, along with reindeer and bison, have been found at Stump Cross. The Wolverine remains are on display in the visitor centre.

The show cave can be explored via lit pathways - highlighting points of interest - along with information about history and geology. Above ground, we have a gift shop selling dinosaur and fossil related souvenirs, plus the Time Cafe, serving freshly prepared food made from locally sourced produce.

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Explore the cave

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Fairy door trail

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Rock with Santa

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Meet the owls

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Brand new cinema

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refurbished cafe

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Visitor centre

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fabulous shop

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Step Back In Time To A World Of Wonder!

If you haven’t been to Stump Cross for a while, it’s time for a visit!


NEW! Fossil Quiz
Learn about ammonites, crinoids and other fossils. Children will learn about geology and the formation of the caves in the form of a fun quiz, complete with handout for parents/teachers.


NEW! Cinema Room
Our newly completed cinema room has a 4k projector, seating for up to 50 people in a theatre-style layout. Watch our own educational video as part of your tour, or book the room to hold your own talk.


NEW! Craft Shed
We now have a dedicated space available for craft workshops. Outside is a decorated with a mural of prehistoric animals. The shed looks out over the Yorkshire Dales.